TAF in the Media
Hydro rate hikes, widespread toll roads, free transit part of Toronto’s ‘aggressive’ plan for fighting climate change
12/2021 - “We cannot afford to delay climate action for further planning. We urge Toronto Hydro and the city to ensure implementation of the climate plan beginning immediately, including quick-start actions around LED street lighting, EV charging and development of a large-scale solar and storage program,” TAF's Bryan Purcell.
Hamilton still tops per-person carbon emissions in GTA despite pandemic slowdown
12/2021 - The latest carbon-tracking study from the Atmospheric Fund found emissions in the GTA and Hamilton fell 13 per cent in 2020 as a direct result of a “historic reduction” in vehicle use and industrial output due to COVID-19.
Toronto needs to speed up its electric vehicle infrastructure to meet targets, critics say
8/2021 - The city's aiming to install 10,000 public charging ports by 2030. A pilot project launched last year has seen the city install 17 on-street charging stations, but far more ambitious policies are needed to convince residents to buy in, said TAF's Ian Klesmer.
WoodGreen breaks new ground on social housing with energy-saving project
8/2021 - WoodGreen commissioned Efficiency Capital to fund, develop, and implement a building retrofit plan, bringing in engineering firms SensorSuite Inc. and Finn Projects to do much-needed capital upgrades to the buildings. The project was funded by Efficiency Capital and The Atmospheric Fund, the City of Toronto’s Better Building Partnerships loans, and WoodGreen’s capital reserves.